Jorge Elorza

On Politics
1:29 pm
Sun February 8, 2015

Providence Schools Closed; Street Parking Ban Begins At Midnight Monday

Mayor Jorge Elorza has announced that Providence Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, February 9, in anticipation of a snow storm.

In a statement just released, Elorza also said that a citywide parking ban will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

The actions are in response to a winter storm forecast from the National Weather Service. All public after school activities in the capital city are also canceled.

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On Politics
4:57 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

The pit of winter has settled over Rhode Island, judging by the combination of snow and sub-freezing temperatures. The governor used the recent blizzard to remind us we're supposed to be hardy, so no mewling here. Instead, we offer thanks for your visit here, welcome your tips and thoughts at idonnis (at) ripr (org), and invite you to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Bonus Q&A: Paolino on Providence Development, Tax Deals & the Superman Building

Developer and former Providence mayor Joseph Paolino joins Bonus Q&A to discuss snow removal; how Providence can cultivate more tax revenue; what's next for the Superman Building; and more.

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On Politics
1:29 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Raimondo Unveils Six Nominees for the I-195 Redevelopment Commission

Raimondo in her office last month.
Credit Ian Donnis/File Photo / RIPR

Governor Gina Raimondo moved Wednesday to put her imprint on the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission, naming six nominees for the panel. Her picks include making Joseph F. Azrack of Little Compton, who owns a real estate-oriented investment/advisory company, chairman of the commission.

Only one of seven previous commissioners, Barrett Bready, will remain after Raimondo's redesign of the commission.

Raimondo's other nominees are as follows:

·         Robert C. Davis of South Kingstown

·         Elizabeth (Beppie) Huidekoper of Providence

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On Politics
11:24 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Elorza Picks Jeffrey Dana as City Solicitor

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has picked Jeffrey Dana, a lawyer with the Family Law Center of Rhode Island, to be city solicitor. Dana faces confirmation by the City Council.

Dana is a graduate of Tulane University and Tulane Law School. A statement from City Hall says he has focused on consumer advocacy and housing litigation at the Family Law Center and previously worked as a lawyer for the US Bankruptcy Court of Rhode Island.

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